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Mexican Red Rump Tarantula

Mexican Red Rump Tarantula


Other name(s):
 Mexican Redrump Tarantula;
Mexican Black Velvet

Scientific name: Brachypelma vagans

Habitat:  The Mexican Red Rump is a terrestrial species which is native to scrublands in Mexico and south to Belize, El Salvador and Guatemala. They are a burrowing tarantula, and will opportunistically occupy any available burrow.

Brachypelma vagans are commonly kept as exotic pets, and are considered to be quite docile. However, handling can be a challenge, as they can be skittish and will throw urticating hairs when startled.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
observation spiders, nice display pet, excellent beginners tarantula, impressive size, black velvet
Challenging:
kick hairs, squeamish family members, defense mechanism, abdomen hairs
Interesting:
generally good eater, readily available spiders
Overall review
  • Currently 100
3.9 (7)
VapinOnCloud9
The Mexican Red Rump makes an excellent beginners tar...
Review by: VapinOnCloud9 (30) April 14, 2015 21:00
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
Nickalick
I was given two spiderlings from a friend they are gr...
Review by: Nickalick (1) December 21, 2014 01:13
  • Currently 100
3.25
HeartlandInvert
This is one of the most readily available spiders in ...
Review by: HeartlandInvert (40) August 20, 2014 18:39
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
Evaner
My Spider is still just half an inch, but she/he is s...
Review by: Evaner (4) June 17, 2013 22:50
  • Currently 100
5.00
Vader
Review by: Vader (3) December 03, 2012 13:51
  • Currently 100
4.00

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